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#68 Josh Dworaczyk
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: New Iberia, La.
High School: Catholic-New Iberia HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 09/19/1989
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Josh Dworaczyk Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/19/2013

2012 All-SEC Honorable Mention (AP)
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
The only player in LSU football history to leave school with a national championship and two degrees ... True freshman on LSU's 2007 national title team and then later earned Bachelor's degrees in sports administration (December, 2012) and general studies  (May, 2011) ... Part of two SEC titles with the Tigers in 2007 and 2011 ... Spent six years on the football team after NCAA granted a sixth year of eligibility in the spring of 2012 ... Finished LSU career playing in 50 games, starting 36 times ... Started at both guard and tackle during his career ... Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SENIOR (SIXTH) SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games with 10 starts, all at left tackle ... Received a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA in 2012 after suffering a season-ending knee injury in pre-season camp prior to the 2011 season ... Permanent team captain for the Tigers in 2012 in a vote of his teammates ... Played a total of 703 snaps with 29 knockdowns ... Played every snap in LSU's last seven games, including 84 vs. Alabama when the Tigers racked up 435 total yards and 22 first downs ... Played every offensive snap in a total of nine games in 2012 - Washington (66), Auburn (70), South Carolina (81), Texas A&M (72), Alabama (84), Mississippi State (68), Ole Miss (77), Arkansas (67) and Clemson (47) ... Served in a backup role for season-opener against North Texas (31 snaps) as he split time with La'el Collins at left guard ... Started in place of an injured Chris Faulk at left tackle in week 2 vs. Washington and played every snap in the 41-3 LSU win ... Took over starting role at left tackle for good against South Carolina after playing just nine snaps the week before vs. Florida ... Had 4.5 knockdowns in games vs. Auburn and Alabama and three vs. Washington and Ole Miss ...

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Suffered a season-ending knee injury during fall camp ... Served as a player-coach for the offensive line throughout the season ... Petitioned the NCAA after the season and was granted a sixth year of eligibility.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Started all 13 games at left guard for the second straight year and competed in 823 plays ... Ranked third on the team in knockdowns with 62 ... Played every offensive snap in nine games (North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, McNeese State, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas) ... Delivered arguably his best game of the year in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M when he racked up a season-best nine knockdowns on 71 snaps ... Led the team in knockdowns against Ole Miss with eight and against Auburn with seven.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Starter at left guard in all 13 games for the Tigers ... Played a total of 778 offensive snaps ... Played every snap of LSU's final five games ... For the year, missed one snap at Georgia and the final 12 plays of LSU's blowout win over Tulane ... Played every snap in 11 of LSU's 13 games ... Played season-high 75 snaps in road win over Georgia ... Finished regular season with 40 knockdown blocks ... Had season-high of five knockdowns in win over Louisiana Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 12 games with no starts during his redshirt freshman season ... Saw action on the offensive line, as a tight end in short-yardage situations and as part of the shield for LSU's punting unit ... Was often forced to change jerseys during the middle of the game, going from No. 68 when playing the offensive line to No. 81 when switching to tight end ... Saw action on a total of 90 plays from scrimmage, including 18 vs. Troy, 17 vs. Mississippi State and 16 vs. North Texas ... Forced into action for a series against top-ranked Alabama when Herman Johnson went down with an injury ... Saw action in seven plays on that series against Alabama, lining up across from Crimson Tide All-America Terrance Cody ... That drive concluded on  1-yard TD run by Charles Scott to tie the game at 21-21 with 6:12 left in the contest.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
The No. 1 offensive line prospect in the state for 2007 ... Named to the Rivals.com 250 with a four-star rating ... Played in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Showed his versatility by being a standout on the defensive line as well ... Named 2006 district MVP and Class 3A first-team all-state on defense with 99 tackles -- 28 for losses -- and 11 sacks ... Had 70 tackles and five sacks as a junior ... Also a track and field standout in high school ... Won the state title in the shot put and was runner-up in the javelin during his prep career ... Maintained a 3.5 GPA ... Coached by David Comeaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joshua Garrett Dworaczyk ... Goes by Josh ... Born Sept. 19, 1989, in Missouri City, Texas ... Parents are Roger and Melissa Dworaczyk ... Has three siblings - Jakob, Kristen, and Joseph.

 

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